Miami Ranks Number One For Growth In Tech Workers

Miami is now seeing the highest growth nationwide in migration of software and IT workers, according to a new analysis of LinkedIn data published by Axios.

Between March 2020 and February 2021, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale Metro saw a 15.1% increase in tech workers based here compared to the year before. The data is based on the location listed on the profiles of LinkedIn users.

By comparison, San Francisco and New York were the biggest losers, dropping 34.8% and 18.2% respectively over the same period.

Other big losers included Seattle, Boston, Washington D.C., and Austin.

According to Axios, Miami is a place where young engineers and recent college graduates want to live, and many see the area as the best option to jumpstart their careers.

Migration changes accelerated by the pandemic that benefit places like Miami are likely to be permanent, AOL founder Steve Case told the website.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Good… finally we’ll start getting more intelligent people moving here.

Market Urbanist
1 month ago

So GTFO

Anonymous
1 month ago

Gee, another inclusive republicon…

Anonymous
1 month ago

TDS living in your head rent-free, it could solve the affordable housing crisis.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ After watching the invasion and killing of cops at the Capitol Building in Washington DC, I’ve learned no house, building, cave, desert.. no where!, is safe from you Trump Storm Troopers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^Hahaha. How embarrassing

Anonymous
1 month ago

MIAMI WINNING!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can we see the study in raw numbers and not percentages? These can be very misleading when presented this way.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep. Raw numbers would be more useful.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is great news, but percentage gain on an already low number isn’t that impressive.

This is the same as middle of nowhere cities saying “Our population grew 300%!!” Yeah, and 15 people now live in that city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Like the old saying goes – “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s better than nothing. Let’s see the statistics of tech workers moving to Hialeah or Perkins Oklahoma.They wouldn’t even crack the top 500.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I am comforted to know that Miami-Dade’s finest thinkers are able to understand percentages.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do you?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’d be interested to see these numbers a year from now when the work from home stops

Anonymous
1 month ago

What day next year is it scheduled to stop ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Work from home is here to stay. The pandemic caused a paradigm shift in how we look at working in offices.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not from what I’ve seen. Downtown traffic is nearly back to normal. I-95 and Palmetto X-way back to normal. Huge uptick from just 6 months ago.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now that we have about a year to evaluate the results. The jury has come back in. People worked from home before the pandemic, during the pandemic, and will after the pandemic.
“Paradigm shift”?? I don’t think so. Professionals who must collaborate in person will have have a competitive advantage over those who work remotely.
Companies whose culture requires human interaction will thrive together while 100%, 90&, 80% work from home companies will not be as competitive.

On the high end, talent will chose what format they want, and my bet is that the winners will be those companies and people who work well together in an office environment, and only occasionally work remotely.

Call centers, tech support, billing, and the types of jobs that were already remote, will continue to be remote.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thanks to Miami Mayor Suarez!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thanks to Mayor who attract tech companies and intelligent people moving to miami. I get bored of all superficial hicks.

Transplant
1 month ago

I’m one of those people, and as much as I love Miami for some things, I’m not sure this is good news. I left NYC with my Silicon Valley salary and now pay no state taxes while living in Miami….however I would NEVER work for a tech company based here bc the wages are simply laughable. There will continue to be an infux of tech folks moving here while working elsewhere….we might be the ones raising rents and the prices of everything else. Sorry….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yah, and in my town, we’re even doing better. This guy moved in giving us 100% increase. We were like, Bay Area, take that! We’re eating your lunch! Yeah! Miami Winning again.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

Overhyped Austin losing too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Undermines the reports credibility actually

Anonymous
1 month ago

We’re…typo

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

Wowwwwww no way….. how come Austin is losing?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nobody wants to live in a liberal hipster kombucha avocado hellhole when the infrastructure and capital exists in DFW and Houston with housing a quarter of the price.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, Austin Texas is a hellhole like Mississippi.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Ahhhrrggg….I’ll believe it when I see it.”

This is only the 5,000th post about new jobs coming to Miami and the smart money investing their personal and professional futures on the fact that Miami has what is necessary for a business to grow.

Granted, it’s a twitter post referencing a change in user profiles of tech workers, but still, it is another data point in the transformation story.

My colleagues continue to sign new office leases, sell buildings, and support new tech and Fintech businesses relocating to Miami. Believe the hype.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Keith Rabois is this you? Or are you another random pumping the hype train of Miami tech, which is all hype lol.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need like city to invest in education. There is a big problem with overcrowded public schools in all miami county. If we want to attract more big companies we must improve our infrastructure and public transportation. I believe in good intentions of the mayor but there are a lot of small things to change if we want miami to be a world class city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Relying on LinkedIn data is not accurate at all lol. I can change my profile to Miami while being in another city and that will count. This is so misleading it’s not even funny.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need to attract pharma to Miami. They all went to Tampa 🙃

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lots of people already selling drugs here so they can easily find employees

Anonymous
1 month ago

Drug dealers in Miami Gardens, Liberty city, and Miami Beach got us covered.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You could fool everyone on this damn site with a bag of chips. The education level must be quite low.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well this positive news is better than Regular News channels telling us the world is ending every day.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’d like to know, are these because the role itself is moving there, or because the roles are now remote and the person is moving there – ie: this person will be working remotely. There still isn’t a robust business community concentrated in the urban core to lure the numbers of workers that is needed to create a true metropolitan environment.

Anonymous
1 month ago

” There still isn’t a robust business community concentrated in the urban core to lure the numbers of workers that is needed to create a true metropolitan environment.”

Ummmm…..what???

Anonymous
1 month ago

Pardon me Anonymous, I understand the 25 cent words that you wrote, but there is a lack of a cohesive thinking.
Can you please identify what you mean by:
1. Robust business community
2. True Metropolitan Environment

It seems to me, that when I go to the roof of my urban core building and see the Largest Cruise Ship port in the world, and more international banks concentrated in 10 blocks of Brickell than any other US city in the USA beside NYC, and one of the top 3 airports in the USA…I wonder wtf you are trying to say. In my mind, there is definitely a robust business community which is why business is booming, Miami was on the short list for Amazon’s HQ2, why there are hundreds migrating into Miami every day, and why the arts, culture, tech, etc.etc. scenes are in the forefront.

Educate me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Happy to.

In the Urban Core the companies tend to be law offices, branches of international banks – mostly handling Latin American transaction, smaller private equity companies and smaller one-off firms.

Some of the major employers in South Florida are: Chewy (based in FLL), Royal Caribbean (based in the port) Norwegian Cruise line (Doral), Carnival Cruise Line (Doral), Burger King (Doral) and the University of Miami (Coral Gables). These are mostly Fortune 500 companies and while they have a robust South Florida presence, they aren’t based in the urban core. While these tech workers may be moving to Miami to work remotely – if the company itself isn’t based there – which none are – it won’t classify as a robust business community.

Most of the towers in Brickell and Downtown are apartments. While its great that this type of urban renewal in-fill is happening, Class A office space is what separates a bedroom community from a true Downtown Urban Core.

Regarding my comment on Metropolitan Environment – if these new people are moving down they will quickly find out that Miami is a loose assemblage of communities that collectively call themselvse “miami” rather than a true Metropolitan experience – ie a Chicago Downtown, New York Midtown, etc…..

Right now the urban core is predominantly a bedroom community, with a mixture of smaller firms that draw some office workers who then mostly get into cars and drive back home.

Anonymous
1 month ago

100% speaking the truth

Anonymous
1 month ago

I work in tech, have been in tech for over 10 years…the tech scene in Miami is all but nonexistent. There is a lot of people working remotely here but definitely based elsewhere. The tech scene here depends on newly arrived Latinos from LatAm in order to pay pennies, so the salaries in the industry here don’t match up. Nobody wants to move to Miami to be poorer here than where they came from. This post is very inflated.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Man, someone must sit on the site an just constantly downvote things that don’t line up with the theory they are pushing…
I agree with this post. Miami doesn’t really have a tech scene it’s just a few hundred remote workers and a couple of local companies… like chewy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t work in tech, but in finance. I’ve been subletting in Brickell since August 2020 and will be moving back up north once the lease is up and the company I work for is calling for employees to start reporting to the office. While I loved my stay in Miami and this city saved me from going insane through this tumultuous time, it is what it is, Miami is a vacation spot. This post is inflated to say the least.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just my 2 cents for those who may not be familiar w/ the area – if you are anywhere left of center on the political spectrum – don’t move to Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who actually believes this article? Stop posting this b.s about percentages. Show the raw numbers.

*Where is Nashville, who added 1k Amazon employees?
*DC added 2.5k Amazon and Microsoft Employees
*Raleigh and Charlotte both added 1k+ each with Lending Club, Fujifilm, Pendo,
*Portland is booming
*Austin is out of control with growth

Anonymous
1 month ago

We,re just a direct hit by a CAT 4, OR 5 hurricane away from putting a stop to this migration.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We’re…typo

Anonymous
1 month ago

CATS have 9 lives

Anonymous
1 month ago

By your logic, California is just one big earthquake away from destroying its tech sector and economy. Or the earth is just a direct hit away from an asteroid killing all life on this planet. Keep watching Fox, CNN, MSNBC, and Newsmax.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Really? Can you please support your “idea” with the population numbers pre-Hurricane Andrew and some years after Andrew?
Educate me. How much did the population decrease from 1991 to 2001?

I guess the next Cat 4 to make landfall in Miami was 13 years after Andrew, I don’t remember for sure, but I think that is right.
So, how did the “migration stop” from 2005 to 2015?

We are now 16 years removed from those 2005 Cat 4’s…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami never got hit by a Cat 4 in 2005 (were you born yet or in a coma or living in Ecuador?). A volcano did erupt in Coral Gables back in 1998 though. And aliens invaded Hallandale last month.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hmm and no one is even giving me a interview for this qualified black man.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You always got to make this about race, dont you?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think you should talk to the government of Isreal.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Since you highlighted the fact that you are black, do you feel this makes you more qualified ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

There can only be one possible reason.

Transplant
1 month ago

Is there any way to get in touch with you? Do you have tech experience? Let me know how to reach out.

Anonymous
1 month ago

THANK YOU JOE BIDDEN!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you… whew!, dodged one of those Trump bullets.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow, in 4 months Joe Biden could cause a boost in Miami’s tech sector! We ought to keep him president forever! 😒

Anonymous
1 month ago

YES!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

CHYNA BIDDEN ON BIDEN!!!!